Standards (1), insurers, ARPANSA (2) and your patients/clients demand one. But what is a patch test and why is it important? Here we share our template for performing a laser or IPL test patch. Download an editable Word version here.
1. AS/NZ 4173:2018 Safe use of lasers and light sources in health care. Standards Australia
2. ARPANSA (2019). Advice for providers: Lasers, IPL devices and LED phototherapy for cosmetic treatments and beauty therapy. https://www.arpansa.gov.au/understanding-radiation/sources-radiation/more-radiation-sources/lasers-and-intense-pulsed-light-1